Catholic Women’s Fellowship runs classes in computer basics, English at Cathedral campus

The Madras unit of the Catholic Women’s Fellowship (CWF)  headed by Juliet Ramamurthy has been organising free classes on computer basics and spoken English for the underprivileged girls and school dropouts at the St Thomas Cathedral premises in San Thome.

Though it is meant for girls, some deserving boys and housewives too are also admitted to the course.

The computer classes are conducted in two batches – from Monday to Friday.
The first batch operates from 2.30 pm to 4.30 pm and the second batch from 4.30 pm to 6.30 pm.
Spoken English classes are conducted twice a week for the benefit of students who attend the computer classes.
These courses are free and only a registration fee of Rs 100 has to be paid.
This is a four-month course and at the end of the term, an exam is conducted and certificates are issued.
Currently, 13 students are taking this course. This project is overseen by Meena Colaco and Philomena Scurville of  the Fellowship.

The CWF conducts another project at Nungambakkam, Saint Theresa’s Church. Needle work and tailoring classes are conducted there for the underprivileged girls and women.
– Report by Juliana Sridhar